People,  Innovation through Collaboration,  Vision,   
Outstanding Results, Team

Imagine a career with the City of Richmond – a supportive environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. Join us as we strive to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people.

Are you ready for the career of your dreams?  With initiatives such as our Corporate Leadership and Education Program, our competitive compensation and benefits packages, and our strong support of a healthy work/life balance, we demonstrate our commitment to providing employees with opportunities to achieve excellence.

Our workforce includes over 1800 people employed at a variety of locations throughout Richmond including City Hall, the City Works Yard, Recreation and Cultural facilities, RCMP and Fire Halls. City staff hiring is coordinated by the City of Richmond’s Human Resources Division.
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George Duncan
Chief Administrative Officer

City CAO George Duncan is Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Good is not good enough!

When Chief Administrative Officer George Duncan greets his staff and asks how they’re doing, he expects an enthusiastic response. Employees soon learn their answer should start at “Excellent!” and work up from there. Anything less will bring a gentle admonishment from the boss: “Good is not good enough!”

It’s one small way for Duncan to remind his staff about the organization’s commitment to its corporate values, which include the unending pursuit of excellence.
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The City of Richmond is a values based organization and our core values define our culture, represent our collective conscience, and define the basic principles by which we operate at the City of Richmond. They govern the way we make decisions, guide us as we interact with our community, and shape our unique workplace environment. 

Our Core Values
From senior management to auxiliary staff, these values are the lifeblood of the City of Richmond, and we do our best to maintain them through policy and practice every day.

Our Corporate Values define our Corporate culture, how we interact with each other and perform our duties at work.  Our values are "PIVOTal" to our success.   

PEOPLE means:
  • Our strength lies in our people.  They are our #1, most important resources.  We are fair, respectful, supportive and inclusive. 

INNOVATION through Collaboration means:

  • Imagination is widely distributed; Innovation is key to our success.  We must work collaboratively, both internally and externally, to be innovative, responsive leaders in municipal government services in a rapidly changing world.

VISION means:

  • The vision empowers us.  It provides purpose for people's work, and helps us to focus on what matters.  We prioritize and say "no" when necessary, to maintain this focus.


  • Plain and Simple.  We strive for outstanding results, always, from all parts of the organization.  You have to, to be the best as our vision states.

TEAM means:

  • We are "One Team"; There are no silos.  We succeed, learn and work together to achieve our common vision.

Learn more about our Current Opportunities and How to Apply and find out how you can become part of our award winning organization.

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